MAKE WRITING FUN!
Handwriting is an important skill for children to master and struggles in this area may directly affect school performance. The Getting It Write program utilizes a fun and educational way to improve the speed and legibility of your child’s handwriting.
"Getting It Write" is a six week program designed for children experiencing difficulties with the skill of handwriting. This unique program was developed by, and is taught by Occupational Therapists. Each week focuses on a different underlying skill that precedes the development of handwriting. A multi-sensory approach to handwriting is emphasized, including general body coordination, tactile and kinesthetic awareness, visual spatial perception, hand manipulation skill, strength and motor planning.
Each 60 minute class begins with 20-30 minutes of fun sensory and motor activities that impact a child’s handwriting abilities, including tactile discrimination, hand strengthening, fine motor coordination, visual perception, motor planning and more.
The last half of each session focuses on handwriting practice, including tips on proper hand and paper positioning, posture, and handwriting grip.
Short daily practice work is provided, to be completed during the week. Parents will receive information and guidance on how to provide extra support at home.
Location: Coopersville, Cedar Springs, & Wayland
Dates: Assessments begin soon. Call 616.997.6172 to get more details or schedule an appointment
Cost: The assessment and 6 week class is $120
One-on-one training may be reimbursable through some insurance providers with a referral from your doctor. Call us at 866.997.6172 for details.
Before acceptance into the program each child is individually screened to determine appropriateness and identify individual problem areas. Parents are encouraged to be present at the screening, as their input is necessary for discussion on the findings, as well as for completing paperwork.
To participate, children must have been exposed to the alphabet and previously taught how to form letters. The program consists of a combination of some children working on printing while others cursive, depending on the child’s age, school expectancy, and parental wishes. This program is intended for children ages 6-11.
Contact Northern Physical Therapy at 866.997.6172, northernpts.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org to register or get more information.